Sunday, June 17, 2012
Carter Update #3
We had expected a procedure to be done on his left eye, given there were some complications in the surgery prior. We were all pretty stunned that, when measured, the pressure in his left eye was...NORMAL! This is crazy awesome, people! The normal range for an infant is 10-20. It was 13 on Friday. It was 60+ last month! We PRAY that this pressure remains low, meaning no more invasive surgeries would be necessary!
His right eye was a different story, though not horrifying. His pressure was 30, so they proceeded with a trabeculotomy. His eye is much more swollen than last time, but otherwise he is handling the recovery as well as possible. He even gave us smiles before leaving the hospital. He will continue to undergo exams under anesthesia every 4-6 weeks to check his pressures until they are stable. Pray that this is SOON! (The 4-hour drive is not fun!)
If there is sour news in this whole mess, it's that none of these procedures address his sensitivity to light, likely caused by cracks on his cornea from past high pressure. He might outgrow it, he might not. I suppose lots of sunglasses and hats are in his future if he wants to enjoy the outdoors! In the meantime, it's nice to have Grandma here to take Kendall outside from time to time.
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